Sunday 10 December 2017

Aus anti-nuke group to accept Nobel Prize
An Australian-founded group of anti-nuclear bomb campaigners will accept their Nobel Peace Prize alongside an 85-year-old Hiroshima survivor.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/aus-antinuke-group-to-accept-nobel-prize/news-story/85f2203dd7211b82dd06f5320e7c396b

Katherine Hayhoe: ‘The true threat is the delusion that our opinion of science somehow alters its reality’
Q&A with the evangelical climate scientist.
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/katherine-hayhoe-climate-change-clean-energy-interview

Feed the birds: stop the demonising and tell us how to do it properly
It’s maligned in Australia but if some simple rules are observed, bird feeding is a great way to connect with the wild world
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/09/feed-the-birds-stop-the-demonising-and-tell-us-how-to-do-it-properly

Aus anti-nuke group to accept Nobel Prize
An Australian-founded group of anti-nuclear bomb campaigners will accept their Nobel Peace Prize alongside an 85-year-old Hiroshima survivor.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/aus-antinuke-group-to-accept-nobel-prize/news-story/85f2203dd7211b82dd06f5320e7c396b

Political confusion on power policy costing us dearly
Alinta Energy chief Jeff Dimery has demanded that both sides of politics come up with an agreement on carbon pricing so the industry can invest in new technology of coal-powered electricity generation
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/political-confusion-on-power-policy-costing-us-dearly/news-story/72af4b843ca1b674893bab4f683fffe8

West Gate Tunnel construction means five-year go-slow on freeway
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/west-gate-tunnel-construction-means-fiveyear-goslow-on-freeway/news-story/05a6c8f6aca58248ec360c05150f1762

Call for action as Point Lonsdale front beach washes away
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/locals-lament-government-inaction-as-sands-of-time-claim-point-lonsdale-front-beach-20171208-h01mky.html

Unique Native Title claim settled after ‘painful’ 19-year wait
A Native Title determination that gives the Gumbaynggirr people the right to trade is being celebrated as a major victory, although it was a long time coming.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-09/nineteen-years-too-long-to-wait-for-native-title-determination/9242016

AGL trades coal for clean energy, confirms closure of Liddell plant
Energy company AGL rejects the Prime Minister’s call to keep the coal-powered Liddell Power Station open, announcing its plan to close the plant and repurpose it with a commitment to clean energy.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-09/liddell-coal-plant-closes/9243180

South coast seabirds have stomachs full of plastic
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/montague-island-seabirds-have-stomachs-full-of-plastic-expert-warns-20171209-h01ru8.html

Neil Hermes launches new book to help bird-watchers identify the 322 bird species in Canberra
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/neil-hermes-launches-new-book-to-help-birdwatchers-identify-the-322-bird-species-in-canberra-20171208-h01r25.html

Contentious Adani deal clears crucial hurdle 
Adani’s mine site access deal with traditional owners wins the green light from native title authorities, months before a federal court ruling on whether the agreement is valid.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-09/adani-contentious-deal-clears-crucial-hurdle-ahead-of-trial/9243040

Brisbane businessman hit with $40,000 clean-up bill over tyre recycling facility fire
http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/brisbane-businessman-hit-with-40-000-clean-up-bill-over-tyre-recycling-facility-fire-20171208-p4yxk3.html

SA survey finds South Australians abandoning support for tackling climate change
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/sunday-mail-your-say-sa-survey-finds-south-australians-abandoning-support-for-tackling-climate-change/news-story/19bab78c2ccf2f9cba60d8551c1435f2

My people are still suffering from Australia’s secret nuclear testing
Sue Coleman-Haseldine
My name is Sue Coleman-Haseldine. I was born into poverty on the margins of Australian society on the Aboriginal mission of Koonibba in 1951.
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/my-people-are-still-suffering-from-australias-secret-nuclear-testing-20171208-h01a3l.html

TasWater prices to be regulated
http://www.examiner.com.au/story/5110517/taswater-prices-to-be-regulated/?cs=95

Perth River plan proposed by Northern Midlands Council
http://www.examiner.com.au/story/5110512/perth-river-plan-proposed-by-northern-midlands-council/?cs=95

GM crop growers may face contamination crackdown
A review of the rules around contamination caused by GM crops is underway in WA and while organic farmers might be pleased, other farmers sense they are being unfairly targeted.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-12-09/gm-crop-growers-may-face-contamination-crackdown/9241874

‘East-to-west’ gas pipeline could be on the cards for WA’s north
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/easttowest-gas-pipeline-could-be-on-the-cards-for-was-north-20171201-gzx0pw.html

Nobel laureate: There is one way to prevent nuclear war
The danger of nuclear conflict among the major powers is real, and it’s magical thinking to imagine that our luck will hold out, Ira Helfand says.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/08/opinions/nuclear-weapons-helfand-opinion/index.html

The Plot to Loot America’s Wilderness
A little-known bureaucrat named James Cason is reshaping the Department of the Interior.
https://www.thenation.com/article/the-plot-to-sell-americas-wilderness/